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lil  ·  639 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 22nd Annual Quotations Strand

I came across some writing by philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead, including these quotes that I like:

"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."

"There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil."




OftenBen  ·  639 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    "There are no whole truths; all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil."

You're making this 'maturing' thing seem very obvious and very difficult all at the same time.

veen  ·  639 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's almost like life is complex and multi-faceted or sumthin'.

galen  ·  639 days ago  ·  link  ·  

lil  ·  639 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The maturing thing goes on and on and on until death and maybe even longer.

It gets particularly rough when someone you depended on and thought you knew turns out to have been putting out half-truths for 15 years. I think Shakespeare had it right when he had Polonius say,

    This above all: to thine own self be true,

    And it must follow, as the night the day,

    Thou canst not then be false to any man.

    Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!

of course, the trick is in figuring out what it means to be true to yourself when you are being pulled in all directions and heart rules head. So fuck that.